Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
Baby's skin is getting smooth and soft, her gums are rigid, her liver and kidneys are in working order, and her circulation and immune system are basically good to go. Her lungs are the only organs that still need to fully mature, but every day she gets a little closer to breathing on her own.


How far along? 36 weeks!!!
Total weight gain: Down 6 lbs. I gained that pound from last week back!
Maternity clothes? Indeed! some of those maternity shirts are getting a bit small :o)
Sleep: still up nightly to pee :o) make this about 3 to 4 times each night.
Best moment this week: She dropped and I am 50% effaced and almost 3 cm dilated.
Movement: yes!
Gender: Girl!!!
Labor Signs: Starting to experience some real contractions. Hopefully they lead to more progress at my appointment Wednesday.
Belly Button in or out? In. I don't think it is going to pop.
What I miss: After the holidays I noticed I am really missing a cocktail or a nice glass of wine.
What I am looking forward to: Doctor's appointment and last growth ultra sound on Wednesday!!!
Weekly wisdom: A little bit of progress might not mean anything. I have no more progress for weeks. I am trying not to get my hopes up.
Milestones: less than one week until I am full term. And as of this morning I am an Auntie!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
From now on, baby's growth is mostly in the plumping up department -- though he won't get much longer, he'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth. (He's about 15 percent right now and will be about 30 percent by full-term.) His hearing is totally developed (tip: baby responds best to higher pitches), and if he really is a "he," his testes have probably completed their descent.



How far along? 35 weeks!!!
Total weight gain: Down 7 lbs. I lost a pound.
Maternity clothes? Indeed! some of those maternity shirts are getting a bit small :o)
Sleep: still up nightly to pee :o)
Best moment this week: She dropped and I am 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated.
Movement: yes! The war on my hips and ribs continues. I am losing.
Gender: Girl!!!
Labor Signs: Nope!!!
Belly Button in or out? In. I don't think it is going to pop.
What I miss: Being able to get up from the couch quickly and without pain.
What I am looking forward to: Doctor's appointment on Wednesday and Christmas!!!!!!
Weekly wisdom: A little bit of progress might not mean anything. I have no more progress for weeks. I am trying not to get my hopes up.
Milestones: 35 days until I am 40 weeks :D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
Things are heating up inside as well: Baby may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and his brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, he'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, his bones are hardening, and he's started to keep his eyes open when he's awake.

How far along? 33 weeks!!!
Total weight gain: Down 6 lbs. I gained a pound!!!
Maternity clothes? Indeed!
Sleep: still up nightly to pee :o)
Best moment this week: Avery has started moving more for her daddy, she gets super active at bedtime every night.
Movement: yes! The war on my hips and ribs continues. I am losing.
Gender: little Girl!!!
Labor Signs: Nope!!!
Belly Button in or out? In. I don't think it is going to pop.
What I miss: Sleeping all night, without getting up at all.
What I am looking forward to: we have a doctor's appointment on Thursday and I have a spa day on Wednesday!!!!!
Weekly wisdom:listen to your body. I got sick on the way to work and instead of toughing it out like I normally would, I went home and rested all day.
Milestones: 5 to 7 weeks......I don't know if I am ready yet.